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Experimental Antibody Treatment for Covid-19 Patients Wins 'Emergency Approval' in America

America's Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization Saturday to an experimental antibody treatment (for people already experiencing Covid-19), reports the Washington Post: The drug, made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, is designed to prevent infected people from developing severe illness. Instead of waiting for the body to develop its own protective immune response, the drug imitates the body's natural defenses. It is the second drug of this type — called a monoclonal antibody ...
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Dolly Parton funded the latest coronavirus vaccine, and it's just another example of the ultrawealthy singer's quiet policy work

Dolly Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research in April, which contributed to the new Moderna vaccine. David Crotty / Contributor / Getty Images In April, Dolly Parton contributed $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University. That research helped produce the Moderna vaccine, which the biotech firm said is 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19. Parton is a longtime philanthropist as well as a shrewd businesswoman. Now, she may be a part of vaccine history. Visit Bus...
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Cleveland Clinic led trial shows drug effective in 96% of patients with recurrent pericarditis

Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic researchers leading a global clinical trial have found that rilonacept, an FDA approved drug for other inflammatory diseases, resolved acute pericarditis episodes and reduced risk of pericarditis recurrence. The study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.
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SCORED and SOLOIST trials add to evidence for treating diabetes with SGLT2 inhibitors

In these two paired trials, teams of investigators led by Brigham cardiologist Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, evaluated sotagliflozin, a drug that inhibits SGLT2 and SGLT1. Results of the trials are both published in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented by Bhatt simultaneously at the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Sessions of the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
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Enlisted sailors aboard the Navy's aircraft carriers are at higher risk for COVID-19, new study shows

Sailors board the the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, May 2, 2020. US Navy/Seaman Alexander Williams Tight confines aboard US Navy ships mean coronavirus is more likely to spread among enlisted crew members, according to a study released this week. A separate military study on COVID-19 among Marine recruits at Parris Island in South Carolina also highlights the challenge of catching asymptomatic cases. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Coronavirus cases are more ...
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Antenatal steroids improve preterm newborn survival in low-resource settings, finds study

The results of a new clinical trial, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that dexamethasone- a glucocorticoid used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe COVID-19- can boost survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk of preterm birth in low-resource settings.
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Investigational drug offers benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes

The findings, simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2020 conference, show the investigational drug finerenone had tangible renal and cardiovascular benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.
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New Columbia Study Blames the White House for at Least 130,000 ‘Avoidable’ COVID Deaths

A new report from Columbia University on COVID-19 deaths estimates that hundreds of thousands of Americans died because the United States’ response to the pandemic was an “abject failure,” particularly the actions of President Donald Trump. With an adequate response, the United States could have avoided tens of thousands of deaths and an incalculable amount of suffering, the researchers said.Dr. Irwin Redlener, the lead author on the study and the founding director of the National Center for Dis...
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Tocilizumab doesn't ease symptoms or prevent death in moderately ill COVID-19 inpatients

The drug tocilizumab (Actemra) does not reduce the need for breathing assistance with mechanical ventilation or prevent death in moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19, according to a study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, casts doubt on earlier research suggesting that tocilizumab, which is commonly prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions, might be an effective treatment for patients with ...
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UK to infect healthy volunteers in COVID vaccine research trial

By DANICA KIRKA | Associated Press LONDON — UK researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first to announce plans to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a vaccine that could help end the pandemic. This type of research, known as a human challenge study, is used infrequently because some consider the risk involved in infecting otherwise healthy individuals to be unethical. ...
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Top fertility doctors oppose Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, warning it could threaten access to IVF, contraception, and abortion

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The editors of Fertility and Sterility published a letter opposing the seating of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett's belief that life begins at fertilization could lead her to rule against access to contraception and safe fertility treatments. Medical journals have recently been commenting on political issues when they believe there is a threa...
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‘Dangerously incompetent’: medical journal condemns Trump’s handling of pandemic

New England Journal of Medicine publishes editorial saying current US leadership ‘recklessly squandered lives’
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'Anyone Else Would Suffer Legal Consequences': New England Journal of Medicine Rebukes Trump

The New England Journal of Medicine has been publishing for a couple of centuries now, and in that time it has never endorsed or condemned a political candidate. That kind of peddling in subjective opinion has been counter to its mission of delivering science-based information. But we live in times when America’s…Read more...
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This is a stunning and historic rebuke of Donald Trump's presidency

The New England Journal of Medicine is, as the name suggests, mostly focused on, well, medicine. Which makes what it published this week all the more important and impactful.
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Analysis: This is a stunning and historic rebuke of Trump's presidency

The New England Journal of Medicine is, as the name suggests, mostly focused on, well, medicine. Which makes what it published this week all the more important and impactful.
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Top medical journal: Get rid of Trump

Since the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine was founded in 1812, it has never endorsed a US presidential candidate. They didn't pick a candidate this election cycle either, but an essay by 34 of the magazine's editor is very clear that the current administration has got to go. — Read the rest
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Leading Medical Journal Calls For End To Trump Administration

The New England Journal of Medicine just issued its first editorial about an election in its 208-year history.
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A prestigious medical journal published a scathing editorial ahead of the election, slamming the Trump administration and other US leaders for their COVID-19 response

President Donald Trump, flanked by tables holding testing supplies and machines, speaks during a press briefing about coronavirus testing in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty The New England Journal of Medicine published an unprecedented editorial slamming the Trump administration and other US leaders for their "failure" to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Eric Rubin, editor-in-chief of the medical journal who wrote the editorial,...
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Prestigious medical journal calls for US leadership to be voted out over Covid-19 failure

In an unprecedented move, the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday published an editorial written by its editors condemning the Trump administration for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic -- and calling for the current leadership in the United States to be voted out of office.
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Prestigious medical journal calls for US leadership to be voted out over Covid-19

In an unprecedented move, the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday published an editorial written by its editors condemning the Trump administration for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic -- and calling for the current leadership in the United States to be voted out of office.
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Study shows antibiotics may be viable treatment option for appendicitis

In the largest randomized US study of appendicitis published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Henry Ford Health System and 24 other sites around the US report that seven in 10 patients who received antibiotics avoided surgery and that patients who took antibiotics for symptom relief fared no worse in the short term than those who underwent surgery.
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Investigational COVID-19 vaccine well-tolerated, generates immune response in older adults

A Phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well-tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults. A report published today in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the findings from the study, which was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.
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9 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

Research suggests a regular coffee habit can reduce a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, and diabetes. Reuters Drinking too much coffee can cause insomnia, restlessness, or a fast heartbeat, especially if consumed too fast. But most research on coffee consumption indicates that coffee is not bad for us and suggests even people who drink more than five or six cups a day seem to be far healthier than people who drink little or none. Research suggests a regu...
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Vaccine Maker Novavax Enters Final Large-Scale Testing of Its Covid-19 Vaccine

The New York Times reports: Vaccine maker Novavax said Thursday that it would begin the final stages of testing its coronavirus vaccine in the United Kingdom and that another large trial was scheduled to begin next month in the United States. It is the fifth late-stage trial from a company supported by Operation Warp Speed, the federal effort to speed a coronavirus vaccine to market, and one of 11 worldwide to reach this pivotal stage. Novavax, a Maryland company that has never brought a vacci...
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We need to give more thought to informed consent

Using a treatment without having any understanding of how it works is often thought of as unscientific, and suggesting that a placebo can help a sick patient has until now been viewed as unethical. The New England Journal of Medicine just published an article about placebo (making you feel better) and nocebo (making you feel worse) effects, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Too Much Licorice Stopped Man’s Heart and Killed Him, Doctors Say

A Massachusetts man’s fateful switch to licorice candy seems to have sent him to an early grave. In a case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors described how the man’s recent habit of eating a bag of licorice every day likely led to his sudden cardiac arrest, kidney failure, and eventual…Read more...
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UNC researchers publish striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells

The UNC School of Medicine laboratory of Camille Ehre, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, produced striking images in respiratory tract cultures of the infectious form of the SARS-CoV-2 virus produced by infected respiratory epithelial cells. The New England Journal of Medicine featured this work in its 'Images in Medicine' section.
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Coronavirus aggressively invades lung cells in chilling new images

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that spreads through human airways. New images taken with a scanning electron microscope show coronavirus swarming over bronchial cells. The images further stress the importance of preventative measures such as handwashing and wearing a mask in public. Even cast sterile monochrome, the pictures are spine shivering. At first blush, they appear to depict some unknown fungus devouring a sea anemone or maybe spider egg sacs infesting some poor soul's hair. But th...
Tags: Health, Virus, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Illness, Gizmodo, Microbes, New England Journal of Medicine, Pandemic, Human body, Coronavirus, Camille Ehre, Ehre


A New Theory Asks: Could a Mask Be a Crude 'Vaccine'?

Iwastheone shares a report from The New York Times: As the world awaits the arrival of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, a team of researchers has come forward with a provocative new theory: that masks might help to crudely immunize some people against the virus. The unproven idea, described in a commentary published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, is inspired by the age-old concept of variolation, the deliberate exposure to a pathogen to generate a protective immune resp...
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Horrifying Images Show How the Coronavirus Ravages Our Lungs

Here’s a closer look at the coronavirus that causes covid-19, courtesy of new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday. These images depicting the coronavirus en masse infecting human lung cells aren’t just for show either—they might just provide a hint as to why covid-19 can be so…Read more...
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